Library Assistant - Acquisitions
(Continuing, Full-Time Position)
(Commencing February 1, 2007 - approximate)
Truro Campus - Truro, NS
Competition No. 2007-012

Nova Scotia Community College is at a pivotal time in our history.  On the heels of a comprehensive development plan where our campuses experienced some dramatic changes with vibrant new learning spaces, NSCC is launching a new five-year Strategic Plan. Already at the forefront of education innovation in Canada, this plan uses that foundation to deliver on our goal to be a national-calibre college.

OUR OPPORTUNITY:  The Library Assistant, Acquisitions, has overall responsibility for ordering and maintaining financial control of monographs and serials acquired for all Nova Scotia Community College Libraries.  Under the direction of the Technical Services Librarian you will:
•verify bibliographic details and publication availability when ordering information is incomplete,
•search the online ordering system and input appropriate ordering details,
•communicate with librarians, vendors, publishers and distributors to investigate problematic orders,
•maintain a financial control system of committals and expenditures and prepare financial reports,
•reconcile invoices for shipments received with orders placed,
•investigate and resolve situations related to incomplete or incorrect shipments,
•order, renew and cancel print serial subscriptions for all NSCC campus libraries.

YOUR CREDENTIALS:  You have a high school diploma, combined with a minimum of two years experience in a library environment, or recognized equivalencies.  Bookkeeping training and/or experience is desirable.  You are experienced in using the complete suite of Microsoft applications, including MS Word and Excel.  Ideally, you have experience in working in an electronic environment with library management systems, vendors and suppliers. You thrive in a demanding, fast-paced environment.  You are a creative self-starter with a strong work ethic and a commitment to excellence.

CULTIVATING DIVERSITY:  The College values diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages applications from African Nova Scotians and other members of the visible minority community, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and women in non-traditional roles.  Applicants from these designated groups wishing to self identify may do so in their cover letters or by filling out the attached questionnaire on Cultivating Diversity at the end of the application process.

Application deadline is January 25, 2007 at 4 pm

NSCC offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package.  As a learning-centred organization, we provide opportunities for every NSCC employee to be a life-long learner.

Finalist candidates will be expected to provide recent, relevant references.  The successful candidate will be expected to provide official transcripts to show proof of academic achievements.